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2 Umrah goers detained with drugs at Karzai Airport

2 Umrah goers detained with drugs at Karzai Airport

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Jun 09, 2016 - 17:35

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Ministry of Finance’s customs department personnel have detained a man and a woman at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in central capital Kabul over smuggling drugs to Saudi Arabia, the ministry said on Thursday.  

A statement from the Finance Ministry said the man and the woman were destined for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.

The two were detained by customs officials during a search. The man carried 1,114 grams of drugs in his bag and the woman 1,052 grams of heroin in her luggage, it added.

The statement said the case had been referred to judicial organs for further investigation.

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